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Past Events - Clinton County Historical Association
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A look at our events past. We are a historical association so it would only be fitting that we keep this index of memories past.

Past Event Listing
Event Name Description Date
Women's Equality Day Forum

The public is invited to join the League of Women Voters of the North Country and Clinton County Historical Association members to mark the Centennial Anniversary of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.

8/26/20, 4:00 AM - 8/26/20, 5:00 AM
Street Drive - Cancelled

CCHA has cancelled its street drive planned for September 5. Safety concerns about COVID-19 and social distancing are the reason for the cancellation.

9/5/20, 10:00 AM - 9/5/20, 3:00 PM
75th Anniversary Celebration

Founded in 1945, the Clinton County Historical Association is planning to celebrate its 75th Anniversary at our November Annual Meeting.

11/11/20, 3:00 AM - 11/11/20, 6:00 PM
Dr. William Beaumont Presentation

An overview of the life of Plattsburgh’s medical pioneer, Dr. William Beaumont, will be presented by Dr. Paolo Fedi, May 17th, 6:30 pm, at the MHAB Life Skills Campus, 14 Dormitory Drive, Plattsburgh (off New York Road, then Idaho Avenue).

5/17/21, 6:30 PM - 5/17/21, 8:30 PM
Plattsburgh's Industries at the Turn of the Century

A photo array of Plattsburgh's Industries at the Turn of the Century by Dick Soper and Helen Nerska will be on display at the Clinton County Government Center on Margaret Street in Plattsburgh.

6/1/21, 8:00 AM - 6/30/21, 4:00 PM
Bridge Street Bridge Dedication Presentation

The dedication of the Stone Arch Bridge on Bridge Street in Plattsburgh in 1930 was attended by over 5,000 people. Join Roger Black at the MHAB Life Skills Campus on Thursday, June 17th for a 6:30 pm for a talk about the bridge, the downtown area and to view photos of the event.

6/17/21, 6:30 PM - 6/17/21, 8:00 PM
Cemetery Tour of the Town of Peru

Volunteers will give a Cemetery  Tour of the Town of Peru including the histories of three cemeteries in the village and the Quaker cemetery. Lunch will be included. $15 for CCHA members. $20 for non-members  Register at 518-561-0340.

6/19/21, 9:30 AM - 6/19/21, 2:30 PM
Walking Tour of U.S. Oval on Old Base

Learn about the history of the Plattsburgh Barracks Army Base and the buildings around the old Parade Ground with Clinton County Historical Association Museum Director Helen Nerska.  Meet at the CCHA Museum starting at 10 a.m., July 3.

7/3/21, 10:00 AM - 7/3/21, 11:30 AM
Summer Sundays at The Bluff Point Lighthouse

The public is invited to visit the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island each Sunday in July and August beginning July 4th. Transportation to the Lighthouse is the responsibility of the individual. Guided tours of the lighthouse are provided, and visitors will receive the Valcour Island Heritage Trail Guide.

7/4/21, 1:00 PM - 8/29/21, 3:00 PM
“Sunday on Valcour Island” featuring Tours of the Historic Bluff Point Lighthouse with additional historic island farm tours

The public is invited to join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the Peru Dock for the opportunity to visit the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island.  Round trip transportation will be provided for $30 per person.

7/11/21, 9:30 AM - 7/11/21, 1:20 PM
Isaac Johnson: A Soldier, Quarryman, Master Mason

The Clinton County Historical Association will host the lecture “Isaac Johnson: Slave, Soldier, Quarryman, Master Mason, Contractor” by Cornel “Corky” Reinhart, on Tuesday, July 13th, in Plattsburgh. This lecture will begin at 6:30 pm, at the Plattsburgh House of Prayer, 63 Broad Street, Plattsburg. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information email director@clintoncountyhistorical.org or call (518) 561-0340.

7/13/21, 6:30 PM - 7/13/21, 8:30 PM
Speaker Series: History of Education in Beekmantown

From One-Room Schoolhouses to the Largest District in Clinton County – James Sears and Dan Mannix. At the Learning Theater, Beekmantown Central School, 37 Eagle Way, West Chazy, NY 12992 - enter from the Haynes Road.

7/22/21, 7:00 PM - 7/22/21, 8:00 PM
The Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour

Join us July 31st for The Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour kick-off event at the Clinton County Historical Association, 98 Ohio Avenue in Plattsburgh. The Auto Tour Commemoration opening event begins at 10 am at 98 Ohio Avenue Event details are available on the website champlainvalleywomen.com and on the Facebook page Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour. All events are free and open to the public.

7/31/21, 10:00 AM - 7/31/21, 12:00 PM
Speaker Series: Fantasy Kingdom and St. Armand’s Beach

By Alice Sample. At the Beekmantown Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road, West Chazy, NY 12992. Co-sponsored by the Clinton County Historical Association and Friends of Point Au Roche State Park

8/5/21, 7:00 PM - 8/5/21, 8:00 PM
Guided Tours of The Old Base Oval

Join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Saturdays August 7, and August 28 for a narrated walking tour of the historic buildings surrounding the Old Base Oval in the City of Plattsburgh. Please register for a tour by calling 561-0340.  Tours are free but donations appreciated.

 

8/7/21, 10:00 AM - 8/28/21, 11:00 AM
Sunday on Valcour Island — Tours of the Historic Bluff Point Lighthouse

The public is invited to join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the Peru Dock for the opportunity to visit the historic Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island.  Round trip transportation will be provided for $30 per person.

8/8/21, 9:30 AM - 8/8/21, 1:20 PM
Point Au Roche and Ingraham Cemetery Tours

The Clinton County Historical Association is pleased to sponsor a tour of two cemeteries on August 14th in recognition of the Town of Beekmantown Bicentennial Plus One Commemoration. The tours will be hosted by Carl Gonya and will begin at 9:30 am at the Point Au Roche Cemetery in Beekmantown and conclude at the Ingraham Cemetery in Chazy. 

8/14/21, 9:30 AM - 8/14/21, 2:00 PM
Relics of War — Artifacts of the War of 1812

On Monday, August 16, 6:30 pm at the Plattsburgh House of Prayer, 63 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, Peter Sorrell, a Lyon Mountain native and area historian, will discuss his pursuit of War of 1812 artifacts through his metal detecting in the North Country. This presentation is free and open to the public.

8/16/21, 6:30 PM - 8/16/21, 8:00 PM
Speaker Series: Camps Red Wing and Red Cloud on Point Au Roche

With Mary Simmers. At the Beekmantown Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road, West Chazy, NY 12992. Co-sponsored by the Clinton County Historical Association.

8/19/21, 7:00 PM - 8/19/21, 8:00 PM
Clinton County History Museum Opens!

The Clinton County Historical Association Museum at 98 Ohio Avenue, Old Base Museum Campus Commemorates the Battle of Plattsburgh With the Aikin Rifle Story, new exhibits, Arto Monaco’s historic diorama and Tours of the val. The museum will  open September 9th to 12th from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be tours of the Oval each day at 1:30 pm.

9/9/21, 10:00 AM - 9/9/21, 3:00 PM
Unveiling: Four Wayside Exhibits/Interpretative Panels

The Clinton County Historical Association invites you to attend an unveiling of four Wayside Exhibits/Interpretative Panels on the Museum lawn on Friday, 10 September at 3 p.m. In case of inclement weather, unveiling will be canceled due to space limitations inside the Museum.

9/10/21, 3:00 PM - 9/10/21, 4:00 PM
Speaker Series: The Story of Junior Plattsburgh on Point Au Roche

With Dr. Richard Frost at the Beekmantown Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road, West Chazy, NY 12992. Co-sponsored by the Clinton County Historical Association.

9/23/21, 7:00 PM - 9/14/21, 8:00 PM
Speaker Series: "Junior Plattsburgh"

On September 23, 2021, at 7:00 PM, the Bicentennial Committee of the Town of Beekmantown will present The Story of “Junior Plattsburg” on Point Au Roche. Dr. Richard Frost, a retired physician and author of multiple historical columns and books, will tell the story of the camp, its purpose, and the activities conducted.

9/23/21, 7:00 PM - 9/23/21, 8:30 PM
Town of Clinton Cemetery Tour

The Clinton County Historical Association and Town of Clinton Historian Rebecca LeClair will be hosting a cemetery tour on October 2nd . The tour will start at 9:30 am at the original Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery at the intersection of Clinton Mills Rd and State Route 189, concluding at 1:30 with lunch at Dick’s Country Store.

10/2/21, 9:30 AM - 10/2/21, 1:30 PM
Speaker Series: The History of Farming in Beekmantown

With Dr. Rick Grant, Miner Institute. At the Beekmantown Town Hall, 571 Spellman Road, West Chazy, NY 12992. Co-sponsored by the Clinton County Farm Bureau and the Clinton County Historical Association.

10/7/21, 7:00 PM - 10/7/21, 8:00 PM
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